Monday, January 15, 2007

I did it!

I moved! I am still settling in, but as I procrastinate like crazy, come on over before I forget for another month to tell everyone. Come say hi!

Just ignore the mess while I get all sorted out, ok?!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Can You Say Over-Achiever?

Ok, so, I haven't posted in a million years here, because I've been working on a new blog! Some where else! I'm totally cheating on blogger after only a couple of months. Once the new blog is ready, I will tell all you invisible people out there where I moved.

In the meantime, I signed up for Fremas cheesy love song cd swap, thinking that I must have a couple songs floating around that would qualify. Er, I think I had more then I thought I did. I got carried away just a teeny tiny bit:

1 More Then Words
Open Arms
2 When I Look Into Your Eyes
Miss You In A Heartbeat
3 If You Ask Me To
I Wish It Would Rain
4 I’m Already There
Purple Rain
5 I’ll Never Get Over You
Hungry Eyes
6 These Dreams
7 Love Hurts
Nothing Compares To You
8 I Can’t Live Without You
Save The Best For Last
9 Must Have Been Love
Because You Loved Me
10 Love Breaks Your Heart
I’ll Be Loving You
11 What About Love
Never Gonna
12 I’ll Stand By You
How Do You Talk To An Angel
13 Two Steps Behind
14 Fields Of Gold
15 Is This Love
No More I Love You’s
16 You’re In Love
6 Months 8 Days 12 Hours
17 Hold On To The Nights
Headed For A Heartbreak
18 I Won’t Forget You
Everything I Do
1 There You’ll Be
Glory Of Love
2 Rush Rush
November Rain
3 When A Man Loves A Woman
Miss You In A Heartbeat
4 Angel Eyes
Can’t Fight This Feeling
5 I Live My Life For You
The Flame
6 Rain
I’ll Say Goodbye
7 When Love And Hate Collide
When Love And Hate Collide
8 Never Forget You
Invisible Man
9 Blowing Kisses In The Wind
Don’t Want To Close My Eyes
10 Do You Remember
Two Steps Behind
11 Something To Believe In
12 Listen To Your Heart
13 Release Me
14 When I See You Smile
15 Thank You For Loving Me
16 Alone
17 Take My Breath Away

That's my playlist. 4 cd's people. 4!! You may note I burned a couple of songs twice, that is because I have no working brain cells. At all.

So, I'm off to bed to go reminiscing over all of the memories these cheese-tastic songs bring to mind.

Monday, August 14, 2006

The kicking of my butt

I'm alive ya'll, I promise you I am! My job has seriously been kicking my butt so bad I think I now have bruises on my arse. As an accountant for a very big construction project, I have a lot of deadlines and not enough people in my area to help us meet them. So, to say I have been putting in a little bit of over time would be a gross, gross understatement. Wanna take a guess at how many hours a week I am logging? Guess, go ahead, I dare you to get it!

50 hours?!, please, that's chump change.
60? Oh, you silly foolish person.
70? What sort of wimp do you think I am?
75? Keep going..... The answer is 80! 80 hours! Because I love to work and have no life, esp. when I'm salary, so that means NO OVERTIME. Otherwise, I would well be on my way to becoming a millionaire.
(Ok, maybe I am exaggerating just a little bit when I say 80, but not by much)

So, since all of my brain cells have been fried up trying to figure out how the HELL someone got 5% of $98562.80 is $3,255.08, I have pulled some really stupid moves as a result of said brain cells being completely gone. You don't want to hear about those though, do you? You do you say? Well, if you insist!

-On my lunch break, I ran to the store to get some exedrin since my head had been split in half and what was left of my poor, burnt out brain was being stomped on by a million little people wearing clogging shoes. When I got back to my car, I realized I had left my keys in the ignition. After 45 minutes of trying to stick a hanger into my window and breaking down into tears twice, I realized two things simultaneously. 1-I have a hide a key located on the outside of my car and 2-All four of my car doors were unlocked. All FOUR people.

-My password on my work computer refused to work, leaving me flipping out as I HAD to get something in the computer ASAP for a very. super. important. invoice. I called our IT guys. They couldn't figure it out. So after 15 minutes of them scratching their heads over the phone, they decide to come look at my computer, as they think I must have some sort of virus. Upon them making it to my desk and taking ONE glance at my computer, it is discovered that I do not have a virus after all. I had my caps lock on. The whole time. It was just the stupid caps lock.

-Six times in the past few days, I have forgotten to zip my pants back up after going to the bathroom. Each of those six time occurred out in public, four of which were not noticed until AFTER I walked out of important, serious meeting with very important, serious bosses. Oh, and I was standing in the meetings and they were sitting. You think they noticed? I'm clinging to the small hope that they didn't.

-Trimming your cats hair when you have taken a ambien is a bad, bad idea. My cats back and behind look like a weed whacker tried to eat him.

Well, I have plenty more where those came from, but you know what? I am beat, and since I have another fun filled 12 hours of work ahead of me shortly, I think I shall bid you adieu and goodnight!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006


Many kisses and hugs to ya'll who dropped by/emailed me in support for all the craziness that has consumed my family. I appreciate it, and I'm sorry I never sent you any replies to your comments. To say my head has not been on straight would be a gross understatement. My niece is going to be ok, they thought at the scene of the accident her neck and spine were broken, but she is ok. My sister-in-law (who is separated from my brother) lives in CO and met my mom at the state line to pick the girls up. They had been with my mom for the month in AZ and a week with me. On her way back to Denver, she hit some water and hydroplaned into a guardrail and flipped her car. My 3 year old niece was behind her on the drivers side and was fine, but the 5 year old was on the other side of the car, and that was the side that ended up smashed into the ground after flipping and rolling. Needless to say, it scared the holy crap out of us. But they are all ok, just banged up and the car is a total wreck. It's complete toast.

So thanks you guys. I thought I only had non-existent peeps, but it looks like there are one or two REAL LIVE PEOPLE out there too. I heart you guys.

Now excuse me while I check out the amazing new site that is blowing up online. Really, you need to check it out if you haven't yet. It's a whole other side to motherhood. So go, now, but don't forget to come back to meeeeeeeeeeeeee!

It's time for a little common sense

So, I pride myself on being extremely open-minded and non-judgmental. Especially when it comes to mothers and parenting, since I have no hands on experience. But something happened the other day that really got my goat (I have never understood that line, but hey, it works).

I went to Burlington to look for a present for some one. While I was there, I wandered around, because I love me some window shopping. I also love going to the baby section to look for little jewels to buy. I wandered for about a half hour looking at baby clothes, and as I was getting ready to leave the section I saw a shelf of clearance items way back behind all the baby strollers and bouncy chairs. (For those of you not familiar with this store, they set up all their baby strollers and cribs and infant car and bouncy sets. Much like Babies R Us, but more haphazard). I maneuver through all these bouncy chairs on the floor and as I made it up to the shelves, I knocked my foot against a chair and imagine my surprise when it made a noise! I look down and there is a one month old baby in a bouncy chair. I look around and see NO ONE. So of course I am going "hmmmmm". I go and walk down 4 aisles to the left and right and still see no one. So I walk back over to the baby and try to decide what to do. I want to find a store employee but I don't want to leave the baby. All that is running through my head is that someone has ABANDONED A BABY. I seriously stand there for about 7 minutes trying to decide if I should pick the baby up and go find the manager. Just then a employee walks by and I call her over. As I start to explain what has happened, I see a woman from the shower curtain aisle, which is ACROSS the store, walks out of the aisle with her choice of shower curtain in hand, strolls over to us, gives us a super dirty look, and picks up the baby. She then turns around and gives me the stink eye as she asks her baby how her nap was and walks away. The employee and I go errrrrr, what do we do now? She went and got her manager to talk to the woman, to be sure that she was the mom, which we are sure she was, but you can't be too careful.

I thought it then and I still think it, that woman did a bad thing. I don't judge moms and I know raising a child is hard. But, you do not go and put your baby somewhere in the store no where near you with NO ONE keeping an eye on the baby. Even if you put the baby where you might not immediately notice her. That baby was alone for over a half hour. I know this is Utah and where I live is like Mormon central, but that doesn't make it safe enough to do something like that. She also had a little boy, as I discovered as I saw her with him standing next to her as she was talking to someone (I think it was the manager) as I was walking out. Her little boy was the kid who had been running all over the whole store (and the store is pretty big) grabbing whatever he could and throwing it at people who walked by.

All I can keep thinking is, "Dude, you can't DO stuff like that. Do you not know what happens when you leave your kids unattended in public places? Especially an adorable little baby girl?" It still makes me upset and pissed when I think about this, because the woman was not acting responsible. I don't know the reason why she would leave her baby alone like that, but even if, say, the baby was taking a nap and was a light sleeper or something, that was still just being stupid and careless.

Ok, so maybe I am judgmental after all.

**Note, I had this posted as a draft for the last few days, debating on if I should post it or not, as I don't like talk/bash/comment on something that I might not know the whole story behind. But, in light of what is a huge story here I decided to post it. In our world today, to even let your child play outside out of sight has become a danger, to leave your infant unattended in a store blows my mind. There are so many sick people in the world who take what is not theirs, don't be careless and practically drop an opportunity in their lap. I feel for poor Destiny's parents, the last words they had with their little girl were not words of love and that can never be erased from their hearts. She was by her own home, why would they not think her safe? Please, be careful with your precious gifts, don't do stupid things like this woman at the store.**

Monday, July 24, 2006

Dude, Seriously

Hi God. I just wanted to drop you a line and ask you if you could maybe give my family a little bit of break. You have us hopping the last couple month's, and as grateful as we are that our trials have made us stronger, we wouldn't mind a breather. This whole thing you just threw at us, where you tried to take my 5 year old niece back, yeah, not cool. If you let us keep her for oh....Say....... 90 more years, we would REALLY appreciate it. So, not that I'm complaining or anything, but if you wanted to cut us a little slack, that would be wonderful.

Rachael's slightly hysterical auntie.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

“Every man had his own quirks and twists”

As the first topic in the "All About Me" series, I would like to tell you about my little quirks.

-I don't drink bottom water. Bottom water is the inch or so left at the bottom of a cup. It can be water, juice, soda or milk. I will not drink that last little bit. It's just gross for some reason to me.

-I rock. Standing in line, I will rock or sway. Sitting down on the floor, I will rock my body. I can not sit or stand still.

-I am a public germaphobe. In public places I have to use antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizers on EVERYTHING.

-I will not go #2 unless I am at home. At work, a friends house or out to dinner, I will not do it. Only in my own home, in my own bathroom.

-I always hold my breath when driving past a cemetery. I don't when I go to a burial, but driving past one, I will hold my breath till I am blue in the face.

-I have to have every thing match. I can't handle mismatched things. This goes down to every little bottle and nicknack I own. All my spices, I have to take out of the container they came in and put them in glass containers that all match. All my lotions I buy? They all get squeezed into matching clear apothecary bottles and then labeled. Doesn't matter if it's a $4.00 lotion from Target or a $30.00 one from Sephora, they all must match.

-I won't drive behind or beside a motorcyclist. I just know if I did, the guy would fall off his bike and I would run right over him.

-I can only fall asleep with a fan running on high and the air down to 60, and a down comforter cuddle under and a heating pad to lay on. Even in the winter.

So there you have it, a few of the little odd habits I have. What about you, what quirks do you have that help make you, you?